'Retired' Crowder not sold on Henne

Posted Aug. 16, 2011 @ 11:56 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Channing Crowder is reconsidering his retirement, but he's not holding back on his criticism of a former teammate, Dolphins QB Chad Henne.

The former Dolphins linebacker had said he would retire after Miami released him following the end of the lockout. Now, however, the 27-year-old says he may return to the NFL in 2012 or 2013. His wife is expecting a child.

Crowder didn't exactly endorse Henne.

"He hasn't really proven anything to me while I played with him, and now being on the other side, looking down as a fan, he's not impressing me either," Crowder said on WQAM-AM, where he has been a talk-show host.

"He has all the tangibles I want to say, the arm strength - his feet work (is) funny - but he can make some good throws," Crowder said. "But the intangibles, the winning the game, the wanting to have everything on his shoulders like the Bradys, like the Mannings, and wanting to be down by five with a minute left on the 20-yard line, let's see what happens. He doesn't have that in his heart yet.

"I think it'd be hard for him to win."

Crowder has started 74 games in six NFL seasons, but injuries have taken a toll, causing him to miss five games last season.